The Orpheus Legend in Music

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'When Orpheus strikes the trembling lyre, The streams stand still, the stones admire' (1712) Addison's words reflect the centuries of Orphic inspiration for composers, writers and poets, painters (and film makers) from Virgil to Ovid, Monteverdi, Gluck, Haydn, Offenbach, Rilke, Stravinsky and Cocteau to Birtwistle and the present day.


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This course carries credit points under the nationally recognised Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). We offer a flexible, part-time route to academic qualification. For further details see the section ' Qualifications and awards'.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

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Madingley Hall
United Kingdom
CB23 8AQ

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Course details

Start date

1 August 2008

End date

3 August 2008

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Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley
United Kingdom
CB23 8AQ

Accommodation fees

Single room: £77
Double/Twin room (per person, 2 people sharing): £77

Qualifications / Credits

5 credits at FHEQ4